Pet Treater Dog Box Review + Coupon – February 2017
Pet Treater is a subscription box for dogs. Select from small (up to 20 pounds), medium (21-50 pounds), and large (51+ pounds).
SO MUCH HELPFULNESS right here. Not.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Large Dog Size, $24.99 a month, box. My dog Nyx, a Rottweiler, is about 84 pounds right now.
The Subscription Box: Pet Treater
The Cost: $24.99 per month on a month-to-month plan, with better deals for longer subscriptions. Tennessee residents will have to pay 9.5% sales tax.
The Products: Treats, toys, and helpful items for dog owners (leashes, poop bags, grooming supplies, etc.).
Ships to: U.S. (free)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This box included a letter for Nyx!
And this meme. I do enjoy this aspect of the box since they started including it.
There was also a card with a photo of a dog with last month’s box items. If you send in a picture of your dog enjoying some Pet Treater goodies, you could be featured on a future month’s card.
There was also a gift card from Hello Fresh.
How Smart is Your Dog? by Parragon Books – Value $9.99
This book was in the box. There are some activities in here you can do with your dog both to see how smart your dog is and also to teach him or her a few things. We have already tried some of them (even before getting the book) and Nyx does pretty well. I’ve listed an actual price from Amazon although you can obviously see the bargain books sticker on there.
Here’s a shot inside the book of dogs outside the top 3 ranked by intelligence. Nyx, you’re not very high up there! (In all seriousness, she is a pretty smart dog, individually speaking. Unless there are squirrels around. Then she loses all sense.)
Grriggles Darling Dragon Dog Squeaker Plush Toy – Value $12.95
Nyx thought this was pretty fun. I did take it away before she destroyed it, and it was more durable than I expected. You can see her playing with it below. This may be discontinued as it does not have an exact shipping date on Amazon and other listings had huge markups (like 3rd party sellers tend to do).
ASPCA Toy Rope with Tennis Ball – Value $10
This is another closeout but I am honestly OK with that for dog toys as long as they don’t have weird smells (this did not have a smell). Nyx loves ropes and she loves tennis balls so this was a win. Now if I could only get her to grab the end with the ball instead of the end I am holding…
Furminator Hair Collection Roller (60 sheets) – Value $4.99
This is a useful item. I never have dog hair stuck to my clothes. But today I was wearing black pants, sitting in the chair at the dentist’s office, and thinking, wow, that is A LOT OF CAT HAIR on my pants. I should stick this in my purse for such occasions.
Adirondack Socks – Value $2.50
Pet Treater usually includes one item “for your human.” These are warm socks, but they are for size 10-13 feet. I wear a women’s 7 and they are far too big, so I gave them to my husband (they fit him). These might’ve been better earlier in the year (it is in the 70s most afternoons here) but they will get worn next winter. (This item is currently sold out from 13deals.com but I found a price for a 2-pack listed so I used that.)
Dentley’s Nature’s Chews Dried Lamb Lung Cubes (3 oz) – Value $7?
Although the expiration date for these is decently in the future (more than six months, which is really good for Pet Treater), I can’t find any stores actually currently selling them online. I also notice they do not appear to be made in the USA. In practice, lamb is a good protein for dogs with food allergies or issues, but I would want to do some more investigation before giving them to a pet.
Dakota Treats Bully Sticks (2 pack, 9 inches) – Value $6.73
This month, there were also some packaged bully sticks. I actually kind of like the fact that they’re in a package. I never know how old randomly-included bully sticks are, or the source country when I receive them in dog subscription boxes, but here there is packaging to read to answer those questions for you. These do not expire for quite a few months.
I think this was supposed to be a heart but it was pretty beat up by the time it arrived, as you can see. (We have been getting one of these most months from Pet Treater. Generally, they make it to us in better shape. I like that Pet Treater is getting at least one original and seasonal/timely item from a small producer, too!) Valentine’s Day cookies are no longer available on the Emmy’s site so I have given the price of similar individual treats.
Seasonal Kerchief – Value $3?
This is a half bandana. It does fit around Nyx’s big Rottweiler neck and the saying is particularly appropriate.
This may be one of my favorite pictures of Nyx, ever.
And here are some more shots of Nyx with the toy.
Here she is in the bandana. It is an accurate warning. Her nickname is “Goober.” My husband and I call her that, but the folks at the vet’s office also started calling her that (and they came up with it on their own).
Verdict: I calculated a value of $58.51 for the February Pet Treater dog subscription box. That is about average for this subscription and of course, is pretty high above the cost of the subscription. As is often the case with this box, many of the items are closeouts. That doesn’t matter to me so much for toys, items for people, books, etc., but I was concerned a bit about the lamb lung treats since I just can’t find much information about them online, or find them for sale anywhere. I would say this is a pretty typical month from Pet Treater in terms of the types of items included.
What do you think of the February 2017 Pet Treater box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?